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Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos 4 & 5 / Brendel, Wallberg, Mehta, Vienna Symphony Orchestra

Beethoven / Brendel / Vienna Sym Orch / Angerer
Release Date: 02/14/2012 
Label:  Musical Concepts   Catalog #: 1147  
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Alfred Brendel
Conductor:  Heinz WallbergZubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Legendary pianist Alfred Brendel delivers a striking performance of two Beethoven piano concertos. Famed conductors Angerer and Mehta and the Vienna Symphony Orchestra create rich latitudes upon which Brendel shines.

No.4: "Deeply satisfying… Brendel’s control of phrase and colour… contrast of the slow movement are strongly and poetically made… uses the second of the cadenzas, not generally heard”

No.5: “Splendidly bold and vigorous reading, well supported… main rondo theme merges vividly and with great character” (Penguin Guide)
Legendary pianist Alfred Brendel delivers a striking performance of two Beethoven piano concertos. Famed conductors Angerer and Mehta and the Vienna Symphony Orchestra create rich latitudes upon which Brendel shines.

No.4: "Deeply satisfying… Brendel’s control of phrase and colour… contrast of the slow movement are strongly and poetically made… uses the second of the cadenzas, not generally heard”

No.5: “Splendidly bold and vigorous reading, well supported… main rondo theme merges vividly and with great character” (Penguin Guide)
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Works on This Recording

1. Concerto for Piano no 4 in G major, Op. 58 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Conductor:  Heinz Wallberg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1806; Vienna, Austria 
2. Concerto for Piano no 5 in E flat major, Op. 73 "Emperor" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1809; Vienna, Austria 

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